an important commercial, touristic
and pilgrimage city, and it now has numerous quality hotels.
not have a problem finding a good room
if you plan ahead and reserve your
room in advance. The exception is
in the first half of December during
Jelaleddin Rumî, when many
hotels—especially the ones near the Mevlana Cultural Center—will be fully booked well in
The newest big hotel in Konya is this
comfortable 228-room hotel near the
Mevlana Cultural Center and within
walking distance of the Mevlana Museum. More...
This comfortable hotel is a short ride (but still
a long walk) to the Mevlana
Museum and the Mevlana
Cultural Center. With good comforts
and conveniences, it's a welcome addition to Konya's
A relatively new boutique hotel in a historic building, the 13-room Hich Hotel has all the comforts, and is only a few minutes' stroll from the Mevlana
A long-time tourist favorite, the Balıkçılar
is on the south side of the the Mevlana
Museum (Rumi's tomb)
in the center of Konya.
It provides adequate comfort and services at somewhat
elevated prices in a very convenient location. More...
The Hotel Rumi on the north side of
Museum, is pretty much just across the street from
the museum complex. It has the standard
3-star hotel comforts including elevator, rooftop terrace
dining room with a view of the Mevlana
Museum, and free Wifi wireless Internet. More...
Completely renovated within the last
few years, the Hotel Selçuk has
the advantage of being very near the Alaettin
Karatay Medresesi and
Minare Medrese, yet a short block
off of the main street, Mevlâna
Caddesi, and thus less subject to traffic
Located 600 meters (650 yards) north of the Şemsi Tebrizi Mosque & Tomb, and about 1 km (2/3 mile, 14-minute walk) north of the Mevlana
Museum, the 3-star, 56-room Paşapark Hotel is slightly out of the center, but still relatively convenient, and comfortable. The hotel has 33 standard rooms, 16 family rooms, and 7 suites (of which 3 are corner suites and 2 are deluxe). More...
On the main street (Mevlâna Caddesi)
right in the center of Konya, the Bera
is a good choice except for the possibility
of traffic noise. Easy walking distance
to both the Mevlana
Museum to the east and the Alaettin
Mosque to the west. More...
The most luxurious hotel in Konya—and indeed
in the entire region—the 278-room Rixos provides all the five-star
luxuries, comforts, services and style you'd
expect, in a hilltop location 17 km (10.6 miles) northwest
of the city center next to Selçuk University. More...
Using a Travel Agency
Actually, the easiest way to find
a good hotel in Konya (and
what I do) is to contact Argeus
Tourism & Travel. They
know all the good hotels, can negotiate
Indeed, they can also help
with any other travel arrangements
you may need in Konya, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Antalya,
and in fact anywhere in Turkey. If
you're driving or traveling by bus,
train and plane from Istanbul to
Cappadocia, Konya, Antalya, Pamukkale
and/or Ephesus, Argeus can
set everything up for you.
—by Tom Brosnahan